Myspace.com is an online networking service started in 2003 for up and coming bands to network with fanbases and share music. The concept caught on with extreme popularity in the online community and now millions of people are using myspace. I first came across myspace when I discovered a bunch of log entries for this website that showed myspace members hot linking to pictures. The next thing I know I've been clicking though profiles for over an hour looking at the various members linking to my site and then Baton Rouge local stuff. Myspace is popular with young, outgoing and on the whole normal people unlike other online community sites that have developed over the years. Whats more is that there are very few spammers in this social network in comparison with other sites I've seen.
What makes myspace different?
My impression of Myspace is that its easy to use but hard to abuse. Its a social networking tool with a ton of avaiable settings and customizable options at your disposal. Setting up is easy to do but takes time and you can only expand your contacts through real socializing. People are here to make friends and not just pick people up which makes it more appealing than a dating site.
Also in order for people to really communicate with you they've got to become your friend which makes it much harder to abuse than chat. There is a built in spam protection in that you leave a breadcrumb trail about your personality through your friends, your comments, blogs and comments by your friends. So you can do investigative work on potential friends and most can quickly determine a possible friend from a system abuser.